Air Canada is revamping the premium cabins in Air Canada rouge‘s fleet of 20 Airbus A319 aircraft. The conversion from a 3×3 seating configuration to a 2×2 configuration is expected to be completed by mid-June.
The new configuration will see the removal of the blocked middle seat and installation of side-by-side business class seats, resulting in more personal space and legroom for business class travelers. Other convenience features include full power charging capacity with 110-volt power plug and high-powered USB port at every seat; coat hook at every seat; and a center console and pop-out cocktail tray between the two seats.
The airline is also upping carry-on space throughout its Airbus A319 fleet by 30 per cent with the installation of new, curved overhead bin doors known as “pillow doors,” which allow carry-on items to be stowed more efficiently. The installation will take place this summer.
In addition, the airline is enhancing the in-flight entertainment systems on all its Airbus A319 and Boeing 767 aircraft. It is one of the first airlines in North America to offer a streaming in-flight entertainment system, accessible via a free app called “player.”
Air Canada rouge is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Canada. It flies to 58 destinations in Europe, Mexico, the U.S., Caribbean, South America and Canada including incentive and meeting hotspots such as Palm Springs, California and Austin, Texas.